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The girl with the dragon tattoo
Stieg Larsson
Adult Fiction LARSSON

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From Publishers' Weekly:

With its rich characterizations and intriguing plot, the first book of the late Stieg Larsson's completed trilogy, involving disgraced Swedish journalist-publisher Mikael Blomkvist and the eponymous, pierced and tattooed, emotionally troubled young hacker-investigator Lisbeth Salander, clearly deserves the acclaim it's received overseas. Martin Wenner's almost indifferent, British-accented narration would seem an odd choice for a novel filled with passion, sex and violence, but as the oddly coupled Blomkvist and Salander probe the four-decade-old disappearance of Harriet Vanger, heiress to one of Sweden's wealthiest clans, the objective approach actually accentuates the extreme behavior of both and the strange subjects of their investigation. Wenner's calm, controlled manner aids the listener in keeping track of the numerous members of the Vanger family, a task that the printed book simplifies with a reference page. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, July 14). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Larsson's gripping debut thriller about the decades-old disappearance of a teenage heiress exposes the darkness beneath Sweden's sunny blond veneer and introduces us to the memorable Lisbeth Salander, a tattooed, antisocial computer hacker. (LJ 8/08) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Harriet Vanger
Female
Heiress
Mysteriously disappeared forty years ago; comes from a wealthy family.

Mikael Blomkvist
Male
Disgraced; sent to jail for writing negative things about a shady businessman; financial journalist; searching for the truth behind Harriet's disappearance.
Journalist

Lisbeth Salander
Female
Age: 24
Computer hacker
Has many piercings and tattoos; helping Mikael find out the truth behind Harriet's disappearance.

Henrik Vanger
Male
Edlerly
Harriet's uncle; hired Mikael to investigate Harriet's disappearance; believes Harriet was murdered.



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